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>> live, local, late-breaking, this is wbal-tv 11 news today in hd. >> good morning. welcome back. i am stan stovall. >> and i'm mindy basara. thank you for joining us this morning. let's get a check on the weather and traffic. >> the best does happen in the commercial breaks. what happens in the commercial breaks stays in the commercial breaks. things are dry or not but that will change later this morning. take an umbrella with you. you can see the rain coming out of the mountains. it will arrive in baltimore around 7:00 a.m. you have the early part of the commute which will be ok. then the rain will catch up to everybody. maybe a thunderstorm this afternoon with a high near 73. our stretch of beautiful weather
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has come to an end. the seven-day forecast is coming up and it includes heat. >> we do have a problem southbound on the harrisburg expressway. and overturned tractor trailer has been there since overnight. it is in the median. southdown has one lane closed. take york road as an alternate. there is a water main break. eastern avenue, continued becauses through monday throug of the greek festival. there are closures because of fire activity. so far so good on 95 coming down from the 895 split to the fort mchenry. here is a live view of traffic on the harrisburg expressway in the area of warren road, still
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looking good. we will be watching for delays because of the overturned tractor trailer. the key bridge is in good shape. that is the latest on traffic pulse 11. >> our big story, a local company is closing up shop. >> it is the solo cup company. jennifer franciotti joins us from the newsroom with more details. >> most employees say they are not too surprised. operations will be phased out over the next 12 to 24 months. on tuesday, solo cup company announced it would be closing three of its 13 manufacturing facilities in the country, one in massachusetts, and one in owings mills. there is a dire need to consolidate their operation. >> there is a reduced demand for our product. this has been a problem.
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>> we do not like it but there's nothing we can do about it. >> joe has worked in the print shop for 20 years and is trying to take things in stride. terence has worked in the art department. >> i am distraught. it is not like things were happening before that the major think something was going on. not like a big surprise. >> the plan is to begin phasing out operations with the plant closing in march of 2012. the 540 employees will be given 60 days' notice before being laid off. 120 corporate jobs will remain at the facility until the building is sold, which could be several or more years. >> these are never easy decisions to make. it was extremely important to us
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to give them as much notice as we could. >> the closing of the owings mills plant does not affect the facilities in other areas. jennifer franciotti, wbal-tv 11 news. >> a gunman reportedly opened fire in northwest baltimore yesterday. a 20-year-old man was shot in the face. it happens yesterday morning. the victim was taken to a nearby hospital. some chaos outside court house eased yesterday as the trough for a city police officer begins. thomas sanders is accused of killing a man outside a shopping center. defense attorneys say any police officer would have responded to resisting arrest and reaching for something and opening fire
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in self-defense. officer sanders is expected to testify in the case. deliberation will likely begin next week. the results are in from tuesday's primary election piqua voters from 12 different states voted. kate amara is in our washington bureau with more on yesterday's race. >> the subplots varied from state to state. last night was ladies' nights. 12 states state's primaries on tuesday. women were the big winners. blanche lincoln squeaked by to win a runoff in the democratic primary. >> i have stood up as a special interest. >> sharon ankle will take on harry reid in the fall -- painfon angle will take on
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harry reid. eachalifornia, two ceo's went the nomination and the chance to run for the general election. >> we're confident about the outcome today and looking forward to taking on barbara boxer. >> the starkly the party in power fares worse during midterm elections. is it enough for republicans o to republicans one or both chambers in november? wbal-tv 11 news kate amara 11. >> the mayor's proposed bottle tax was stopped in its path. there is an energy tax which would be an 8% on energy bills. council members say the tax could raise as much as $9 million. the city proposed a 2% tax back
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in 2005 but allowed it to expire. that brings us to our watercooler question of the day. which do you think is a better way of raising revenue for baltimore city -- a four-cent bottle tax on soda and water, or an 8% energy tax on businesses? e-mail your response to watercooler@wbaltv.com. 5:38. still much more ahead on 11 news today pequot that includes a look at your morning commute. there is an overturned tractor trailer on the harrisburg express. ther
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>> welcome back. things are pretty quiet in
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baltimore city right now. we expect rain to move in. temperatures are in the low to mid 60's right now. you can see if you sprinkles around frederick right now and back towards hagerstown. the rain will arrive in baltimore between now and 8:00 a.m. it should be ok before then. get out early. then the rain will catch up to everybody. it should be ready by lunchtime. maybe a thunderstorm this afternoon with a high of 73 degrees. take an umbrella. the seven-day forecast is coming up in just a few minutes. >> your height may be a risk factor for heart disease. there was a study looking at the height and health history. those who were the shortest or more likely to develop heart disease. just not fair. people were considered sure if there were below 5 foot 4
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inches. i am all right. this does not mean shorter adults will necessarily develop heart disease. you can cut your risk by exercising and not smoking. >> you might want to make that dr. department just to be sure. >> tall people. -- you might want to make that doctor's appointment just to be sure. it was a fight for the strongest in israel. a woman shows off her skill. >> i am dying to see that. right now we will take a look outside perhaps. no. check in with sandra shaw. >> i am hanging with the huns. i have my sunglasses. it is funfest time. hunfest time. >> we'll update the weather and traffic when we come back.
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>> good morning. sarah caldwell checking on your morning commute. so far so good on the major roadways. we have been overturned tractor trailer that has yet to be cleared from the median. the left lane is closed southbound and there is also a fuel spill associated with that. york road is a better ride. watch for some closures because of a water main break. there is an accident. at eastern avenue, watch for closures that remain in effect because of the greek festival. let's look outside. we have been checking on the harrisburg express for delays. we switch over to the key bridge. so far, everything looks great on the east side of the beltway. that is the latest on traffic pulse 11. would check the latest on the
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buses and trains. >> we have a few diversions. the 20 and the eight are not stopping on baltimore street because of construction. the one line is running with a 25-minute delay. the seventh line is diverted at lombard and broadway. we also have the 20 lined diverted because of the greek festival this weekend. light rail and metro continued to run problem-free. the marc train system is showing no delays. now back to tony pann. >> thank you. things are pretty quiet in baltimore right now. we do expect some rain to move in. but first was a good morning to sandra shaw who is celebrating hun-fest. >> love that kitchen, hon. it is awesome. i am becoming a hon.
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annual hon-he ac fest. a free concert in the park. >> well, of course there will be the hon contest to p.m. on saturday and then to p.m. on sunday. we go down to the top 10 on sunday. we of the glamour lounge, you can get your hair done. was tough this morning to tease your hair. we have an amazing amounts -- an amazing group of musicians and art to auction. we have the reisterstown road elementary school silent auction. you can bid on these pieces.
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prices down the elementary school interpretation of hon. they are beautiful pieces of art. this is the third time we have done it. the students had an art opening. they were so excited to do that. >> debbie made this apron. there will be out here with some other things that you could purchase. we will have more in our next hour. plenty of stop to talk about. it is a good thing we're inside. later we will see some showers. you can see evidence in western maryland in hagerstown. it will be a rainy day. >> you guys have to come down to the hon-fest. >> i think you are doing well. in celebration of that, mindy
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has agreed to come in with a beehive hairdo tomorrow. >> oh, yeah. >> she does want the glasses you have on the >> and these aprons are so awesome. >> she is behind the news desk. the glasses will work. >> i will bring her some glasses. >> thank you. >> bye, hon. >> as we showed you, most of the rain is west of baltimore. it will move into the city over the next couple of hours. take an umbrella with you. we have a lot of rain upstream, all the way back to ohio. it will take a while for all this to clear out. maybe a thunderstorm as the center of this system moves through. temperatures will be cooler. it will only be able to sneak into the low 70's.
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the humidity will go up. it will feel warmer. 66 at the airport right now. we should be able to sneak into the low 70's later today. rainshowers will be moving in later this morning. there could be a thunderstorm this afternoon with a high temperature around 73. we had sunrise a few minutes ago. off and on rain showers tonight. maybe a storm early. the clouds will clear and temperatures will drop back in the 60's tonight. it will start to warm on up. 83 tomorrow. 86 on friday. 90 on saturday. 92 on sunday. it looks like a good beach weekend. then a friend moves and late sunday and into monday and will cool off into the 70's by tuesday of next week. >> 8 100-year-old lady took the
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15th world veterans table tennis championship in china. she is from australia. she became an audience favorite on monday. she was tops in your group of 84 and older. she played a 90-year-old from japan. >> i think is wonderful. >> she is adorable. she has played ping-pong for 50 years. she's the oldest volunteer at the sydney olympic games. good forever. >> there was a battle in israel as men and women proved who was strongest. they try to find the strongest man and woman who could pull the truck the fastest. this was in a parking lot beside the beach. the winner of the men's
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competition was able to pull the truck in about 24 seconds. >> you could do that with no problem. >> a little practice. >> 61 degrees. there is so much at. >> included a look at what
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how many ways can you be comfortable? an energy efficient infinity air conditioner by carrier can save you up to 56% on your cooling costs, while also reducing your impact on the environment. which is better for where you live, and better for where we all live. turn to the experts during cool choices and get up to $1200 cash back on an infinity system by carrier. >> good morning to. the orioles lost to the yankees last night. we begin with the major league debut of stephen strasburg back. it was a sellout to see if the 21-year-old was for real. he is.
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he took the major league mound for the first time. the fans were as fired up as he was. in the first inning, they rise for his first major-league strikeout. there are some things you cannot teach with this kid. look at that pitch. it looked like -- he looked like a fool. strasburg added 13 more strikeouts. he struck out the side two times. he won the game 5-2. he talked about the game. >> i wanted to go out and soaked everything in. i have been waiting for this my entire life. [cheers] >> welcome to the big leagues. if you did not like the first pie, you would like the second. it was a big night in d.c.
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the oil's opens a series against the yankees last night -- the orioles opened a series against the yankees last night. this is curtis granderson. that is new swisher -- home run in the first. bases loaded in the fourth -- that is nick swisher. curtis granderson with the grand slam. part of a big night for the yankees. that is marked cheryl. he hits a home run -- that is mark teixeira. orioles lose 12-7. lakers beat boston. they lead the series two games to one. >> amazing. >> 21. the natural the court he was being put compared to a young nolan ryan.
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thank you. let's get to one of your answers to our water cooler question of the day. >> this morning we asked -- which do you think is a better way of raising revenue for baltimore city -- a four-cent bottle tax on soda and water, or an 8% energy tax on businesses? that again is from james in owings mills. keep sending your responses to our water cooler question of the day. >> here is a look ahead to our next hour. >> a local business is closing. >> controversy rises along the u.s.-mexican border. >> a judge will not be on the a- list for christmas time. what the judge did to make it harder for lindsay lohan to
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start to leave prison -- i think that is what that is supposed to say. >> things are pretty quiet right now. we do have some rain moving into the western suburbs. >> looking at some problems on a rear roadways including an overturned tractor trailer. we will update you in check on some other problems.
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